Apr 08, 2020  
SFCC Catalog 2019-2020 
  
SFCC Catalog 2019-2020

Welding Technologies, A.A.S.


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CIP: 48.0508
School of Trades, Advanced Technologies and Sustainability, 505-428-1664

This program provides students with the knowledge required for entry into the welding occupations. The foundation of knowledge and skills learned will enable students to quickly adapt to employer’s needs or obtain certification in whatever welding procedure needed. Knowledge base will include Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Tungsten Gas Arc Welding (TGAW), Oxy Acetylene Welding and Cutting (OAW, OAC) and allied processes. In this program, theory and practice are combined. Students will understand the importance of weld quality, welding codes, and welding safety.

NOTE: A.A.S. degrees are designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in specific occupations; they are not generally intended to transfer to four-year institutions. For more information on transfer, see the Transfer of Credit  section or speak with an academic adviser.

Students can earn the following certificate related to this degree:

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Provide leadership in creating and maintaining a safe working environment.
  • Select tools, equipment and materials based on characteristics and properties for necessary welding procedures.
  • Display manipulative skills with the various welding processes (oxy-acetylene, shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, flux cored arc, gas tungsten, etc.) to assure adequate weld integrity and appearance.
  • Interpret blueprint welding symbols to fabricate components.
  • Apply basic math skills and geometry to correctly identify and solve welding problems.

General Education Requirements: (23 Credits)


Communications (6 Credits)


Mathematics (3 Credits)


Laboratory Science (4 Credits)


Social/Behavioral Science (3-6 Credits)


Humanities and Creative and Fine Arts (3-6 Credits)


The combined total of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Humanities and Fine Arts areas should equal 9 credit hours.

Health and Wellness (1 Credit)


Total 64 Credits Min.


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